Barcelona ready to reduce transfer clause to $25m for Antonie Griezmann to reach agreement with Atletico Madrid: Reports


Barcelona ready to reduce transfer clause to $25m for Antonie Griezmann to reach agreement with Atletico Madrid: Reports

Antonie Griezmann

Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann and Atlético de Madrid could resolve a 40 million euro issue as part of their contentious triangle. The Frenchman wants to stay in Atlético de Madrid, the Catalans want to sell the striker, and the Colchoneros want to negotiate a lower price. and the rounds are fired there.

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The situation is as follows: Griezmann is on loan from Barça to Atlético de Madrid, with an obligatory purchase option included in the loan. “The Little Prince”plays a specific number of minutes; Since the start of the season, Antoine has only participated in the final 30 minutes of games, which the Catalans believe makes a mockery of the understanding struck between the institutions.

It is obvious that Atlético intended to withhold the agreed-upon sum of money, even if doing so would have resulted in Griezmann’s departure from the team. According to information from L’equipe, Culés and Colchoneros are currently renegotiating the sale so that it is now just 20 million instead of 40 million, which locks the entire deal.

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Antoine Griezmann’s return from Barcelona has so far been unsuccessful

Antonie Griezmann

The teams may or may not show up and verify this information, but the last we heard from Barcelona was that they would accuse Atlético of trying to scuttle the transfer. He has not scored, provided an assist, or had a shot on goal in his first four Atletico outings. The three games he played for Barcelona in August before his transfer were similarly accurate.

Atletico, meanwhile, has also struggled to score when he is on the field. On his debut, Atletico didn’t score against Espanyol until he was replaced, resulting in a 2-1 victory. Two goalless draws and a 2-1 victory over Getafe came after that. Once more, the goals were only scored after Griezmann was substituted.

Simeone is still unsure of the best system to employ for Griezmann, possibly as a result of his summer arrival at the end of the season. The champions used a variety of formations to win the championship last year, but the French striker’s main gripe at Barcelona was that he was never played in his preferred position, that of a second striker.

From 2014 to 2019, Griezmann’s team at Atletico was centred around him. With Luis Suarez as the main player, it is no longer the case. After a lacklustre start south of the Spanish capital, the Uruguayan, Griezmann’s former Barcelona teammate, scored both goals against Getafe late in the game to keep Atletico close to the top of the league.

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He [Griezmann] is in the process of adapting to the new Atletico, it’s not the same as the one he was at before, but we’re lucky to have him with us,” said Simeone, asking for fans to be patient.

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